Last time: the Coopers tried to adopt a healthier lifestyle; Stacey got to go to the Goths' swanky mansion for a birthday party; the younger twins became teens; and STACEY’S ELDERLY FRIEND DIED AT THE PARK DURING THE PARTY.
Once they got home from the party, the younger twins gave themselves a little makeover. Here’s some pictures of them from CAS. They… uh… have faces of very different lengths.
Stacey was left with a two-day +5 Sad moodlet for witnessing the death of a friend. We managed to cut it down to, like, one day with a lot of “crying it out” and “pep talks in the mirror” but she was definitely pretty torn up about it for a while.
She also didn’t want to do anything that would actually restore her Fun bar… except for watching Rachel play the piano and shaking her head in dismay (because apparently Rachel forgot everything she knew about piano playing as a child). Hmm.
This was Zoe spreading a rumour. A rumour about dangerous, carnivorous cowplants.
The next day, Claire visited the gym, because working out at the gym was something she needed to do for her aspiration.
And she did indeed achieve the first level of the Bodybuilder aspiration, yay! Unfortunately there was no one her age to socialise with at the gym.
She just walked right out of the gym wearing only a towel.
Anyway, she went to the nightclub.
This is the ghost who lives at the nightclub. I’ve searched all around the lot and I can’t find an urn or tombstone anywhere, so I don’t know what the fuck is going on, but she definitely lives at the nightclub.
This ghost does literally all the dishes at this nightclub. Suddenly her presence here makes some sense.
Claire actually managed to find another teen in this godforsaken town! In an alleyway. Still. Her name is Araceli.
She also introduced herself to Alexander Goth. You can just see him thinking, “What the fuck, they let teens in here? This girl is clearly not 18.”
This townie looked so cute! Unfortunately she’s already an Adult so probably not marrying-into-the-legacy material. It’s a shame, really.
A little bit of a half-hearted jogging routine and Melvin’s really started to slim down! I’m not anxious for him to get super-thin; I was just feeling bad as his middle section started to balloon out of control :P
The teen at the back there is Angel, apparently a friend of Zoe’s from school. As she approaches the stench cloud surrounding Christina and Rachel, you can see she’s really regretting her decision to come over today.
She really is cute, right?
Apparently I didn’t take any more photos until the next afternoon. Claire invited her new buddy Araceli home from school. She then learnt that Araceli has the “Insane” trait.
Christina is not a fan of Araceli.
What the, a 21kg salmon??? That’s literally half my weight! Makes a big change from §5 minnows.
Rather than let it go to waste, Melvin cooked it into lunch. A very, very filling lunch.
When I next booted my game, for some reason the girls were standing in their beds instead of sleeping in them. idgi
Christina: Hey, how was that death the other day?!
Stacey had a whim to be mischievous, so I had her claim to be a criminal mastermind (and getaway driver, apparently)…
Christina fell for it. For a supposed Genius she doesn’t have a lot of critical thinking skills.
The next day, Christina had this whim. Hmm, I see.
Kason Lee visited after school the next day. The only thing he’s prepared to socialise about is video games.
Why are you sitting there, Rachel? I think Christina would like to know, too.
Oh, this should be fun.
Claire: So yeah, like, just on the down-low, I’m a world-class scientist, like, with a microscope and everything.
Claire: I even have my own show, like Brian Cox but younger and hotter.
Claire: I really rake in the cash, let me tell you!
Please tell me you’re not so gullible as to believe that, Zoe.
Claire then went next door to introduce herself to the cute teenage boy living there.
His name is Julian Duff, and he’s actually Tabitha’s son! Unfortunately I didn’t get a proper, front-on picture of him.
Stacey: Now you’re almost an adult, I’ve got to tell you the truth. Don’t ever get engaged! You don’t need that shackle holding you back!
Melvin: Excuse me, what?
Christina: Did you know I’m really super smart?
Stacey: *snerk* Is she serious?
Oh no, what’s happened to poor old Liberty?
AND she got her heart broken?? Sounds like a rough day.
FINALLY! Now she just needs two more friends and her aspiration will be ACHIEVED!
Meanwhile, Claire’s already completed two levels of her aspiration! Whoo!
So uh, Claire thought she’d take her salad all the way upstairs to distract Zoe from her homework. Unfortunately the girls are taller than the distance between these bunks…
You’d better not be standing there thinking about fire because that birthday cake’s gonna catch fire.
Birthday time again!
Only… I tried OVER AND OVER AGAIN, taking the cake out of Sims’ inventories and putting it back in, and the “Add Birthday Candles (§10)” option would not come up.
I am trying to, you stupid fucking game
Finally I was able to move the cake to a very specific spot on the table and have the options show up. Of course the party was already one-third over by this point…
It'’s Claire! …looking pretty much the exact same… and with Julian glued to her side like some kind of underaged boy toy. I hope he ages up soon. (Spoiler: he does.)
She gained the Bro trait, to add to the Cheerful and Athletic ones she already had.
Liberty Lee: Do you follow a basketball team?
Tabitha Duff: Oh yes… I actually have my very own team, the Duff Brewers…
Next it was Christina’s turn! I didn’t get a picture of the adult her, but she looks basically the same so yeah. She got the Ambitious trait, to go with Genius and Geek which she already had.
And lastly… it’s Melvin’s birthday!
And here we have the elderly Melvin. He seems pretty happy.
idk what this guy’s problem is
Divorce and rain, what a great and coherent conversation.
Oh, I lied! I do have a picture of Julian Duff from the front!
Cassandra Goth: Hey guys, I live in a huge mansion in the most expensive part of town! You guys should come see it! You’ll appreciate it, I mean, considering the povvo part of town you guys are from.
Kason Lee: You know last time I went to a party with this family, SOMEONE DIED??
Meanwhile, Stacey is working on friend #19.
I thought I’d check out Stacey’s relationship panel… uh, yeah. It’s like that Skyhooks song, “All My Friends Are Getting Married”, except that instead of getting married they’re all DYING! EVEN BRODERICK!
Liberty and Kason Lee depart pretty fast, the former apparently having paperwork to do and the latter to go joyriding it seems… (in a world with no cars, A+)
What are you doing, Melvin?
What kind of whim is this? If you already have one oven, you don’t need another, do you??
Looks like Christina is slowly starting to shift her opinion on Tabitha.
Claire: Hey mum, what do you think about the military?
Stacey: I would rather someone make a voodoo doll of you and stab it through the heart… than for you to join that institution.
Claire: Don’t ever take up cycling! Grr, I hate cyclists! They just get in the way of me in my two-ton metal death machine
that doesn’t exist! What do you mean that roads are a shared resource?
Yep, pretty sure Angel’s not regretting her decision to drop in at all.
Claire: grrrrr, cyclists…
The elderly Melvin makes a cute dancer.
Then the Coopers moved house. If you read my TS2 legacies, you’ll recognise this as basically being the Spritas’ house (with some changes on the right-hand side because this is a 30x20 lot, not a 30x30 one). With four bedrooms I’m hoping it’ll have enough room as this legacy expands into a third generation. Hopefully many more generations too, so long as I don’t go crazy with the double-heiring like I did in my TS2 legacies.
Selfie in front of the new house! Only, uh, since Rachel is facing towards the new house it won’t actually be visible in her photo. Hmm.
And that’s all for now! Stay tuned until next time!